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The bristlebills are a genus of passerine birds belonging to the genus Bleda in the bulbul family Pycnonotidae. They are found in the understorey of forests in West and Central Africa. They forage for insects at or near ground-level, often near water. They will follow driver ant swarms to catch prey items fleeing from the ants and they frequently join mixed-species feeding flocks.
- Common Bristlebill or Red-tailed Bristlebill, Bleda syndactylus
- Green-tailed Bristlebill, Bleda eximius
- Lesser Bristlebill or Yellow-lored Bristlebill, Bleda (eximius) notatus
- Yellow-eyed Bristlebill, Bleda (eximius/notatus) ugandae
- Grey-headed Bristlebill, Bleda canicapillus
- African Bird club (2006) ABC African Checklist: Passerines Accessed 31/07/07.
- Serle, W.; Morel G.J. & hartwig, W. (1977) Collins Field Guide: Birds of West Africa, HarperCollins.
- Sinclair, Ian & Ryan, Peter (2003) Birds of Africa south of the Sahara, Struik, Cape Town.
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